What are the requirements to enter Peru?

Learn about the procedures to enter Peruvian territory as a foreign tourist. Now that the pandemic is over, some changes have been made, all of them with the intention of guaranteeing the safety of visitors. This information will be important to avoid problems when arriving in Peru, although the visa difficulty to enter Peru is not as complicated as it seems, there are some small details to take into account.

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The requirements to enter Peru

All persons wishing to enter Peruvian territory must meet certain requirements. These requirements may vary depending on the nationality of origin, let us know the details. Remember that the health emergency measures were removed.

  • Identity document.
  • Passport.
  • The visa accepted by the Peruvian consulate (if necessary).

Passport information

Peru has different treaties which will facilitate entry, for example citizens of: Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay; They will not need a passport. Any visitor who comes from these countries will only need to present their identity document at migration.

Visitors from other countries such as the United States or from the European Union, will need to present their passport. Remember that the passport you present must be valid for at least 6 months. This means that the expiration date cannot be within 3 or 5 months. This requirement is made to avoid return problems.

In Peru, stays as tourists can be 90 days and in some cases can be as long as 183 days. Imagine that your passport expires in foreign territory, your vacation will be complicated and you will have a problem with your itineraries. Always keep this in mind before going abroad.

If your passport is lost or stolen, it is recommended to file the corresponding complaint at the Peruvian National Police stations. After that, save a copy. The tedious thing about this problem lies in the fact that you must process the new document at the embassy that corresponds to your country of origin. You will need to have a new passport before leaving the country.

Information on the Tourist Visa to enter Peru

It is important to take into account that the Tourist Visa is to request entry to Peru, this request will be evaluated by the Peruvian consul. Some countries that we will detail later do not need to apply for a Tourist Visa. The requirements to obtain it are:

  • Fill out the corresponding Form.
  • Valid passport.
  • Submit a copy of the transportation ticket to Peru (roundtrip).
  • Submit the reservation of the tourist package purchased, the reservation of the hotel(s). You can also present the letter of invitation legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru. (You can attach all these documents or any of them).
  • Two (2) undamaged color passport size photographs.
  • You must present the statement of your bank account (recent copy), this to demonstrate economic solvency.
  • Make payment on the corresponding consular fee (the payment is not refundable or transferable).
  • There will be an interview that the Peruvian consulate will schedule (the mode of appointment varies in each country).
  • All these documents must be presented at the Peruvian consulate that corresponds to your country of origin.

Countries that do not require a Tourist Visa to enter Peru

As ​​we just mentioned above, there are some countries that do not require a visa to enter Peru, here are some countries that do not require this document:

  • Canada.
  • United States of America.
  • Mexico.
  • El salvador.
  • Cuba.
  • Nicaragua.
  • Haiti.
  • South American countries can enter Peru without the need to apply for a Visa. Citizens from Venezuela will need to apply for a Tourist Visa or apply for a Humanitarian Visa.
  • The countries that do not need a Tourist Visa to enter Peru are the vast majority of the European Union. Citizens from countries like Georgia and Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Albania, are some countries that will need a Tourist Visa.
  • You can review the complete list of countries that require a Visa, here.

Information on health requirements to enter Peru

The immigration control that regulates entry into Peru will no longer require the presentation of a vaccination card, the negative molecular test for COVID-19 or the traveler’s affidavit previously requested by MINSA (Ministry of Health).

Other requirements regarding vaccinations are not necessary. However, it is recommended for those who wish to visit the Peruvian jungle to get vaccinated against yellow fever, this vaccine must be applied 10 days before the trip to be effective.

MINSA also recommends the vaccine against chickenpox, typhoid fever and especially against type A and B Hepatitis, if you will have a long trip in the Peruvian jungle.

Details about the luggage that can enter Peru

Any type of trip always requires a declaration of the belongings you are carrying. Especially on international trips and by airport. To enter Peru, you will need to declare your luggage, especially if you bring specialized equipment for adventure tourism. In this case, you will have to declare them as “Temporary Income Merchandise”.

If you have more than 10,000 US dollars or its equivalent in another currency, you will have to declare said income. The maximum amount of income to declare is 30,000 US dollars. In case you have any object that we detail or another such as agricultural products or drinks, you will have to sign an Affidavit of Baggage before entering Peru. In case you have normal belongings such as clothing or personal hygiene accessories, the entry will not require any measure.

If you wish to enter with a pet, you must present all the vaccinations requested by the consulate in order to guarantee. You will have to inform yourself about it in advance to avoid setbacks.